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FIFTY SHADES DARKER (2017): Hugh Dancy Signs On

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Fifty Shades Darker adds Hugh Dancy to it’s cast. The Emmy Award-nominated Elizabeth I and Hannibal actor will appear in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel.

Impressed by the performance of the first movie, Universal has moved forward with adapting the next book in the popular E.L. James series. The studio has arranged for Fifty Shades leads Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan to reprise their respective roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the follow-up film. Universal is so confident in the movie’s ability to meet expectations that it has already scheduled shooting for a third film, Fifty Shades Freed, to occur back-to-back with that for Darker.

Dancy is set to play a supporting character who helps Dornan’s Grey come to terms with the sudden reapparance of an old flame in his life:

Dancy will play Dr. John Flynn, a psychiatrist that Grey begins seeing after the reappearance of his former lover (who initiated him into the world of S&M), Mrs. Elena “Robinson” Lincoln (played by Kim Basinger). Originally from England, Flynn moved to Seattle after he married an American woman.

Tyler Hoechlin, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden also star in Darker, which is filming in Vancouver.

James Foley is directing both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, based on a script by Niall Leonard. Universal has slated Darker, which sees producers Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and James returning, for release on Feb. 10, 2017. Marcus Viscidi also produces.

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